Board of Directors
Kurt Bruemmer, Chair
Deacon Dan Joyce
Mary A. Laffey
Elizabeth (Betsy) Lauf
Sr. Becky Perez, CCVI
Sr. Cathy Vetter, CCVI
Sr. Bertha Flores Almeida, CCVI
Sr. Guadalupe Ruiz, CCVI
El Puente-Hispanic Ministry is located in a converted residence on the east side of Jefferson City.
St. Peter's Church in Jefferson City is the location for the weekly Spanish Mass on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. Annunciation Church in California, Missouri, is the other location for pastoral services and a Sunday Spanish Mass at 12:00 p.m.
There are approximately 1900 Hispanics in Cole County and 1000 in Moniteau County, more than 50% of whom are Catholic. Most are young families with children. They have come to Missouri searching for greater economic and educational opportunities, often fleeing violence and oppression.